The life of John A. Andrew: governor of Massachusetts, 1861-1865, Volume 1

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Houghton, Mifflin and company, 1904 - Massachusetts

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Page 95 - Truth crushed to earth, shall rise again The eternal years of God are hers; But Error, wounded, writhes in pain, And dies among his worshippers.
Page 143 - Inspired by the same ideas and emotions which commanded the fraternization of Jackson and Webster on another great occasion of public danger, the people of Massachusetts, confiding in the patriotism of their brethren in other States, accept this issue, and respond, in the words of Jackson, "The Federal Union, — it must be preserved!
Page 178 - Since they will have it so — in the name of God, Amen ! Now let all the governors and chief men of the people see to it that war shall not cease until emancipation is secure.
Page 193 - I pray you to cause the bodies of our Massachusetts soldiers dead in Baltimore to be immediately laid out, preserved in ice and tenderly sent forward by express to me. All expenses will be paid by this Commonwealth.
Page 149 - Previous to which, commanders of companies shall make strict inquiry whether there are men in their commands who from age, physical defect, business, or family causes, may be unable or indisposed to respond at once to the orders of the Commander-in-Chief...
Page 64 - ... commenced, which may, under proper cultivation, disclose a splendid result in the fall. But more depends upon the aid you can give than upon that of any one man.
Page 286 - ... of which we are under no obligation of a military character to guard them in order that they may be enabled to improve the security which our arms would afford so as to prosecute with more energy their traitorous attacks upon the Federal Government and Capital.
Page 108 - I noticed that the old gentleman in conversation scarcely regarded other people, was entirely self-poised, self-possessed, sufficient to himself, and appeared to have no emotion of any sort, but to be entirely absorbed in an idea, which preoccupied him and seemed to put him in a position transcending an ordinary emotion and ordinary reason. I did not regard him as a dangerous man, however. I thought that his sufferings and hardships and bereavements had produced some effect upon him. I sent him $25...
Page 296 - Excellency," with, of course, a veto power upon what may be deemed an improper selection. As these officers are to go with General Butler upon duty, would " His Excellency" think it improper he should exercise the power of recommendation? To the telegram of the President, asking consent that the authorization should be given to General Butler to raise troops, " His Excellency " telegraphed, in reply, that he would " aid " General Butler to the utmost. General Butler knows no way in which
Page 211 - WASHINGTON, April 28, 1861. To His Excellency Governor ANDREW. SIR, — I arrived in Washington to-day, after a journey of fortyeight hours from Philadelphia by Annapolis. There have been no mails from the North for a week ; and you may easily understand, that the mighty public sentiment of the Free States is not yet fully appreciated here. The President and Cabinet are gaining confidence; and the measures of the Administration will no longer be limited to the defence of the capital.

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